Dangerous but rewarding career serving the community.
Canine Patrol and Narcotic Handler (Current Employee) – Washington City, DC – July 27, 2016
I have been working for the Metropolitan Police Department for over twenty five years, the last twenty years as a canine handler. Being a K9 Handlers allow you to develop a strong bond with your partner a K9 it's a very rewarding job in that aspect. Serving the community and the friendship you developed when you learn to place your life in other people hands are things you remember the rest of your life.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – July 15, 2016
No one should apply here! Mpd doesn't appreciate anyone nor their lives! It pays the bills, but you can't move up here and constantly picked on by many and your higher ups (supervisors) are too scared to help anyone below them!
Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – May 1, 2016
Working for the MPD is a demanding environment where every day is truly different. As a civilian working with the agency, there are myriad opportunities to contribute to the diverse mission of the department. I support the investigative functions, ensure internal communications are fluid and professional, develop marketing and community outreach materials for the public, and more. It's a challenging environment where deadlines can be measured in minutes when large, breaking events occur. The agency has a diverse workforce that offers ample opportunity to interact with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Because crime never sleeps, the job has the potential to bleed into your life, making managing work-life balance important to maintain sanity. There are always more projects and assignments to handle, so prioritization is key. The greatest reward of the job is a sense of satisfaction when one's efforts help close a case, secure an identification of a suspect, or bring closure to a family who has experienced loss or been the victim of a crime.
fast paced, never a dull moment, satisfaction from helping solve crime
limited support for technology, investment in human capital
Police Sergeant-Patrol Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 26, 2016
The interesting thing about working for the Metropolitan Police Department was there is no such thing as "a typical day" at work. The city and the department are continually changing. When I first entered the job 26+ years ago the city was like the wild, wild west. Crack cocaine was at the height of its use and things were out of control. Through hard work, sacrifice, dedication and team work my coworkers and I took back the streets of D.C. The law enforcement community made it a safe place for the citizens and business community to re-enter and vitalize the city. As these changes took place, we as an organization changed with it. The department became Community Police oriented which required us to learn new skills in dealing with the public. We mastered these skills and are now the model for large city departments. This wasn't done through management. I am going to remain professional and just say this departments management failed in supporting the backbone of the organization. It was successful because of the continual demonstration of professionalism from the line officers and supervisors. I have had the honor to work with some of the bravest and conscientious officers that have ever worn a badge. I was entrusted with a supervisor’s position 17 years ago. During that time, I learned how to successfully motivate a very diverse work group, at times under adverse conditions. Additionally, on the street I was skilled at resolving conflicts and diffusing hostility amidst adversity. I was able to accomplish this by learning two things. First, is to listen to what is being saidmore... to you and around you. Second and foremost, treat each and every person with respect. Ultimately, This is what every living person wants and generally if they perceive they have obtained it, you can get there cooperation in accomplishing your goal.The most enjoyable part of the job still remains the same for me today, as it was 26+ years ago. As cliche as it may be, I came on this job to help people. As time went on I realized I couldn't help everyone but every once in a while I was in a position to make a positive difference in someone's life. When you do achieve that there is no greater feeling and it re enforces my decision as to why I pursued this career. The hardest part of the job, aside from observing human suffering, will be to leave it.less
Crime Scene Investigator (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 5, 2016
Respond to calls for service. Process crime scenes recover evidence and photograph scenes. Collect evidence. Process and package evidence for court. Prepare detailed reports of scenes and testify in court. Conduct investigations with citizens and Officer's.
Assistant Chief of Police (Former Employee) – Metropolitan Police Department – October 15, 2015
Enjoyed a 35 year career that allowed me to interact with the citizens and visitors of the City of St. Louis, MO. Established both personal and professional contacts that both aided and enhanced my career. Civilian and commissioned employees work well together to accomplish the mission of the agency.
OFFICER/PAYROLL OFFICER (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 13, 2015
Enjoyable work place with great co-workers. We all work hard and are very supportive of each other within the unit that I am assigned to, it's family away from home. When I report to work its always a little busy and usually the office is crowded either with additional Officers, Detectives, Officials or witnesses. While payroll can be very stressful I get the work done with all the distractions. On days I have to report to the patrol its not bad. I enjoy talking the public. Some will talk and you have some that do not want to be bothered with the police. But I talk and after awhile they come around. So after all I enjoy my job.
No real cons. just make the best of all situations
Senior IT Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 28, 2015
Efforts here are constantly tested in the real-world. Developing IT solutions which integrate, introduce and provide technological solutions to enhance and augment Homeland Security and crime fighting...
Clerical Assistant (OA) (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 2, 2015
Clerical Operations Preformed this duty of The Metropolitan Police Department, extremely critical and important part of operations. Served the Department Test for Furture Police in the city and around the country.
Unit Commander (Current Employee) – 2850 new york avenue, ne washington dc 20032 – July 31, 2015
I have worked in a mid level manager position for over fourteen years. My typical day at work consists of dealing with First Amendment protestors, suspicious package calls for service, supervising bomb techs, canine handlers, supervisors, and helicopter pilots. My job can be very stressful, and mentally challenging. And, I would not have it any other way.